Raw & Soulful...Rockin' Blues Powerhouse
How Niecie fell into the blues is quite a story. During a gig with a rock band while on tour
in Lincoln, Nebraska, Niecie stepped outside on set break.
As fortune would have it, she didn’t know that her set had been overheard by none other than
Bluesman extraordinaire Magic Slim, who also happened to be on break from his gig at the Zoo Bar. Slim approached Niecie and said, “Girl, you need to sing the blues,” and invited her to join him on stage at the Zoo Bar.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Growing up in Detroit, whether it was rock, Motown, blues, or jazz,
if it had something Niecie could use, she latched onto it.
Moving on from Detroit to spread her wings, Niecie moved to neighboring Chicago,
then headed west to Las Vegas where she performed at some of the top hotels,
while also having the opportunity to perform in Los Angeles.
From there she headed to Boston, gigging up and down the I-95 trail from New York to Florida,
along with several European tours.
This early success inspired Niecie to focus more on her songwriting, which necessitated a trip to Nashville,
where she wasted little time and went straight into the studio where
she recorded/co-produced her debut CD, "Peace Of My Mind".
Her sophomore album "Beyond The Surface", continued to create a stir, reaching both the Cashbox & Billboard charts.
It was during this session that she met Johnny Neel, Grammy Life-Time Achievement Award Winner
& former member of The Allman Brothers, who contributed keys to the album and a relationship was formed
Neel agreed to produce Niecie's next album, "Wanted Woman" and it also had success
on major charts around the globe, including Billboard. And more importantly in bookings
for venues and festivals across the United States.
They teamed up again for "Trouble With A Capital T" , the latest Niecie release. Her history of success continued as the album received significant airplay and positive reviews, leading to even more stage appearance.
MORE THAN A PERFORMANCE
"Writing A Blues Song"
Niecie will take the participants through the steps to write a complete Blues song.
Focusing on melody and lyrics, this is a very interactive workshop.
WHAT THEY HAVE SAID
CLEVE BAKER-Confessing The Blues Network
Her fiery vocals carry the strength and power only found in those
with years of experience hollering out the blues
KOKO TAYLOR - Grammy Award Winner & Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee
Niecie is definitely someone to look out for...she reminds me of me in my younger years
BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE - Rex Bartholomew
If you are an entertainer that is going to go by one name (like Sting, Cher or Bono),
you had better have the talent to back it up, and Niecie passes this test easily.
2019 LA Music Critics Award - Fan Favorite
Produced By Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner & Former Allman Brother Band Member Johnny Neel
Voting member of the Grammys Recording Industry
Performed worldwide over the last 30 years
2018 - Voted Top 25 Women In Blues Music by Blues E-News Magazine